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Health, Physical Education and Recreation

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HPER 100 | CONCEPTS OF FITNESS & WELLNESS  (2 credits)
Study designed to introduce students to concepts of holistic living. Focus is on self-evaluation and personal program planning emphasizing the relation of lifestyle choices to optimal wellness.

HPER 101 | ACTIVITY: INTRODUCTORY LEVEL  (½ -1 credit)
Students may select from the following: Aerobic fitness, archery, aqua dynamics, badminton, basketball, bowling, canoeing, curling, dance, fitness walking, golf, racquetball, social dance, softball, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, wallyball, water fitness, weight training, social games, and others as determined by department.  May be repeated.

HPER 102 | ACTIVITY: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL  (½ -1 credit)
Students may select from the following: Aerobic fitness, archery, aqua dynamics, badminton, basketball, bowling, canoeing, curling, dance, fitness walking, golf, racquetball, social dance, softball, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, wallyball, water fitness, weight training, social games, and others as determined by department.  May be repeated.

HPER 103 | ACTIVITY: ADVANCED LEVEL  (½ -1 credit)
Students may select from the following: Aerobic fitness, archery, aqua dynamics, badminton, basketball, bowling, canoeing, curling, dance, fitness walking, hiking, golf, racquetball, social dance, softball, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, wallyball, water fitness, weight training, social games, and others as determined by department. May be repeated.

HPER 126 | LIFETIME FITNESS  (2 credits)
Designed to help students understand the basis of physical fitness and to provide information for developing a program of exercise and physical activity that meets the lifetime needs of each student.

HPER 208 | INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION  (3 credits) 
Specific information about the nature of the field, its opportunities, rewards, and the requirements of a sound program of professional preparation. 

HPER 210 | FIRST AID & CPR  (1 credit)
Basic knowledge and skills in dealing with emergency medical situations; includes CPR instruction. Red Cross Certification available. Open to all students.

HPER 211 | CPR  (1/2 credit)
Prerequisite: Previous certification in CPR. Basic knowledge and skills in dealing with CPR for adult, child, and infant.

HPER 217 | PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH  (3 credits)
Overview of factors affecting wellness; topics include mental and physical health, relationships and sexuality, drugs, diseases, and aging; emphasis on the impact of individual decisions on level of holistic wellness.

HPER 218 | PERSONAL TRAINER PREPARATION  (3 credits)
A semester-long course which will prepare the student for the Personal Trainer Certification Exam from the National Council on Strength and Fitness.  Learn the biomechanics of the human body and its response to exercise based on an individual's age and fitness level.  Gain knowledge of resistance training, flexibility instruction, body composition testing and various assessment techniques. 

HPER 219 | LIFEGUARD TRAINING  (2 credit)
American Red Cross techniques and methods of aquatic safety and life guarding.  Meets Red Cross standards. 

HPER 250 | VARSITY ATHLETICS  (1 credit)
Daily practice and participation in intercollegiate athletics, including baseball, basketball, golf, and volleyball.  May be repeated.

HPER 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS  ( 1-3 credits)
Designed to meet student's needs and interests.  Uses participating faculty resources.  Topics to be selected on interest and relevance to needs.